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COVID-19 in Montana (Sunday November 15)

1,272 new cases and six new deaths
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Posted at 7:19 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 09:55:38-05

There were 1,272 new cases and six new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Sunday morning; the data below is from the official Montana website on November 15:

  • CASES & RECOVERIES: 47,158 cumulative cases statewide; 27,472 people recovered
  • HOSPITALIZED: 435 active hospitalizations; 2,047 total hospitalizations
  • ACTIVE CASES: 19,166 active COVID-19 cases in Montana
  • TESTING: 2,867 new tests; cumulative total 572,561
  • DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths is now 520
  • AGE, GENDER,COUNTY OF NEW CASES

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates. Based on state and county data, MTN News reports the following:

  • Total Cases: 47,244 (+86 from state)
  • Active Cases 17,131 (-2,035 from state)
  • Deaths 534 (+14 from state)
  • Recoveries 29,579 (+2,107 from state)

Among the most recent deaths are individuals in Teton County, Garfield County, Chouteau County, Cascade County, and Chouteau County.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) said on Saturday that earlier this week, it began the process of upgrading its statewide communicable disease reporting system that is used by county and Tribal health officials to report COVID-19 cases. This upgrade has created a single, centralized data source that will be shared between the local jurisdictions and DPHHS from this point forward. This will better streamline the overall data sharing process and help synchronize data being reported at the local level to updates made at the state level.

For example, the transition to the centralized database will help with more up-to-date and consistent hospitalization updates. In order to accomplish this, a large update was made to today’s hospitalization numbers in order to catch up the numbers from local jurisdictions to the state data. Today, the total hospitalizations are increasing by 500, and active hospitalization decreased by 59. In addition, the transition to MIDIS has allowed for further noteworthy reconciliation of the statewide numbers that are updated on a daily basis.

The City-County Health Department in Great Falls said in a news release on Saturday evening:

Today, the State map reported an additional 440 cases in Cascade County. This week, we have been issuing information about the low numbers of cases reported via our Facebook page. Cascade County reported the following cases each day for the week of November 9th – 13th :

• Monday, November 9th – 0 cases

• Tuesday, November 10th – 84 cases

• Wednesday, November 11th – 7 cases

• Thursday, November 12th – 1 case

• Friday, November 13th – 119 cases

This put our total at 211 cases for the week. The additional 440 cases reported today brings that total to 651 cases.

The numbers reported on the state map earlier this week were significantly lower than average as a result of an essential upgrade to the statewide communicable disease reporting system, staffing shortages at CCHD, and an onsite consultation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to review and streamline or processes.

This last week, CCHD has hired and trained additional contact tracers, continued 7 day a week case investigation and contact tracing and are now able to focus on entering the numbers into the state database which will be reflected on today’s map.

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CONTEXT: Not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public. The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or chronic medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more.



TOTAL/NEW/ACTIVE CASES
Gallatin County Cases
5,644 Total | 249 New | 1,268 Active

Missoula County Cases
3,482 Total | 166 New | 2,110 Active

Flathead County Cases
5,047 Total | 132 New | 1,666 Active

Yellowstone County Cases
8,946 Total | 128 New | 4,543 Active

Silver Bow County Cases
1,211 Total | 87 New | 590 Active

Cascade County Cases
3,566 Total | 54 New | 2,832 Active

Lewis & Clark County Cases
1,785 Total | 50 New | 795 Active

Big Horn County Cases
1,638 Total | 41 New | 662 Active

Park County Cases
456 Total | 39 New | 198 Active

Lake County Cases
817 Total | 34 New | 300 Active

Beaverhead County Cases
445 Total | 29 New | 109 Active

Fergus County Cases
422 Total | 26 New | 342 Active

Stillwater County Cases
351 Total | 20 New | 127 Active

Dawson County Cases
447 Total | 18 New | 98 Active

Powell County Cases
390 Total | 17 New | 88 Active

Lincoln County Cases
555 Total | 16 New | 216 Active

Madison County Cases
325 Total | 16 New | 87 Active

Jefferson County Cases
310 Total | 14 New | 101 Active

Hill County Cases
1,142 Total | 13 New | 379 Active

Broadwater County Cases
146 Total | 11 New | 30 Active

Roosevelt County Cases
1,131 Total | 11 New | 506 Active

Sweet Grass County Cases
186 Total | 9 New | 55 Active

Wheatland County Cases
89 Total | 8 New | 65 Active

Custer County Cases
525 Total | 7 New | 134 Active

Richland County Cases
472 Total | 7 New | 229 Active

Glacier County Cases
1,114 Total | 6 New | 156 Active

Granite County Cases
101 Total | 6 New | 42 Active

Carbon County Cases
471 Total | 5 New | 122 Active

Musselshell County Cases
181 Total | 5 New | 134 Active

Pondera County Cases
234 Total | 5 New | 36 Active

Judith Basin County Cases
38 Total | 4 New | 30 Active

Liberty County Cases
47 Total | 4 New | 8 Active

Phillips County Cases
226 Total | 4 New | 31 Active

Wibaux County Cases
61 Total | 4 New | 13 Active

Blaine County Cases
464 Total | 3 New | 115 Active

Carter County Cases
98 Total | 3 New | 19 Active

Chouteau County Cases
203 Total | 3 New | 88 Active

Powder River County Cases
75 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Prairie County Cases
48 Total | 3 New | 11 Active

Rosebud County Cases
819 Total | 3 New | 106 Active

Teton County Cases
134 Total | 3 New | 25 Active

Deer Lodge County Cases
603 Total | 2 New | 79 Active

Petroleum County Cases
5 Total | 1 New | 5 Active

Sanders County Cases
158 Total | 1 New | 36 Active

Sheridan County Cases
201 Total | 1 New | 79 Active

Valley County Cases
489 Total | 1 New | 66 Active

Daniels County Cases
68 Total | 0 New | 11 Active

Fallon County Cases
156 Total | 0 New | 34 Active

Garfield County Cases
44 Total | 0 New | 15 Active

Golden Valley County Cases
20 Total | 0 New | 16 Active

McCone County Cases
77 Total | 0 New | 3 Active

Meagher County Cases
101 Total | 0 New | 6 Active

Mineral County Cases
26 Total | 0 New | 7 Active

Ravalli County Cases
774 Total | 0 New | 270 Active

Toole County Cases
566 Total | 0 New | 60 Active

Treasure County Cases
28 Total | 0 New | 2 Active